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Delayed Rationalization - Thornton luck ruins plucky comeback story

Delayed Rationalization - Thornton luck ruins plucky comeback story
The recap is late due to the time it took for me to voyage back from Camouflage Hat Night at the park to my Logan Square abode.  The rumpus from around the White Sox-ian internets is that this was a frustrating 9-7 see-saw loss to the Oakland A’s, but what could be frustrating about a... Read more »

DeWayne Wise is back to provide...something

DeWayne Wise is back to provide...something
Well, serves me right for speculating logically. Dan Johnson will not be getting a cup of coffee for a week while Konerko sits on the disabled list, it will be someone far more familiar with the beverage. 34 year-old OF DeWayne Wise was made the 13th Charlotte Knight to make the voyage to Chicago.  Robin... Read more »

Life without Paulie

Life without Paulie
Fitting in with his seemingly gradual recovery from concussion symptoms, Paul Konerko has been placed on the special 7-day DL that exists just for that injury. The 7-day concussion DL is an odd one.  It’s not retroactive for missed time, so Konerko is not eligible to return until next Friday.  Also, there was significant reference... Read more »
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An interesting time for Hector Santiago to get demoted

An interesting time for Hector Santiago to get demoted
Francisco Liriano and Rey Olmedo being added to the roster meant that someone needed to exit from the bullpen to make room for Philip Humber, even if he’ll probably never actually sit down there. With the bullpen holding two semi-effective lefty rookies, Leyson Septimo and Hector Santiago seemed to be the two men at risk,... Read more »

Injuries bring depth issues to forefront

Injuries bring depth issues to forefront
Back on my since-disavowed list of reasons why the White Sox were in trouble going into the 2012 season, ‘lack of depth’ was cited in a half-dozen different ways.  The Sox had decent pieces, but couldn’t sustain a hit that gave a lot of exposure to the back half of their 25-man roster, or anything... Read more »

Addressing the holes that the White Sox might fix in a trade

Addressing the holes that the White Sox might fix in a trade
The Kevin Youkilis trade–and his just dandy .277/.373/.479 line with the White Sox–plugged the last truly awful, burning hole amongst the starters.  At 3rd base, there was injured youngster who was terrible, there was veteran fill-in who was terrible, and significant salary commitments to neither.  It was perfect situation to add a veteran rental, and... Read more »
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Instant Rationalization - Humber bombed, other elements of the game made irrelevant

Instant Rationalization - Humber bombed, other elements of the game made irrelevant
Like a horror movie villan, the bad, long ball-addicted 2012 version of Philip Humber attacks at any time, and without warning.  And just because he appeared to have been banished to the next world a few days ago, doesn’t he mean he’s ever really gone. After Humber had spent a month on the disabled list... Read more »

Notes came in with the breeze, on Sunday morning

Notes came in with the breeze, on Sunday morning
The recently-traded-for reliever Brett Myers should be available for Sunday’s game.  In turn, the Charlotte Knights are actually getting some help from the Sox in the form of Dylan Axelrod, who was optioned in turn. Axelrod racked up a 5.63 ERA in his ten appearances with the big club, but delivered memorable quality starts in... Read more »

So, you've punted a game...

So, you've punted a game...
To recap the point I’m set to belabor–on Wednesday night, the White Sox started Pedro Hernandez. They sent a future middle reliever who isn’t even ready for such a role yet to face the still-capable Red Sox offense in Fenway Park, and looked on as he suffered a predictably grizzly fate. Everyone involved in the... Read more »
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White Sox Week That Was: 7/9-7/15 - The results were good enough to overlook some things

White Sox Week That Was: 7/9-7/15 - The results were good enough to overlook some things
According to dictionary.com, “cromulent” is a real word now and not just a joke from The Simpsons, which makes it the perfect word to sum up the White Sox week in Kansas City.  It was fine, adequate. They came away from the All-Star Game unscathed mostly by not playing, and scratched out two wins out of... Read more »